Service to Others
Here at UMC Vista, we find that serving others is a key part of our service to the community. Below are ways that you can get involved or services otherwise available to you.
Grief Group
The Grief Group will be in touch by phone or email during this current situation.  People can contact Susie Delaney, (760)-726-0442.

Thank you for your Support and Contributions:

You are essential to all we do for Vista and beyond. Please consider making a financial contribution to the ongoing work of this faith community. Your monetary gifts can be dropped in the offering box or a giving plate in the narthex/lobby after worship.  Thank you!  


The Call to Offering and Action  highlights our response to God’s love through our action, service and financial support. Each week we pray for a community partner, special project and/or people who are making a difference in our community and world. The United Methodist Church and this local congregation live our faith through our giving in many ways. Your giving starts here and is multiplied by God. Thank you. 

UWIF sponsoring food drive
     The United Women in Faith are sponsoring a food drive for two of our community partners, Vista Teen Outreach and Deaf Community Services.  
     The list of items will be available on the events table in the Narthex. We are asking for the food to be brought to the Church on Sundays, Nov.  5 and 12. We will be distributing the items by November 17th.  
     We are so excited to be able to work and support our community partners in this manner prior to the holidays, we thank you in advance for your support.
The UMC Vista Endowment Fund
This Endowment Fund receives gifts, often in the form of trust or will bequests, to remember special people in our lives and to benefit spiritual growth at the UMC Vista.  
The Endowment Fund awards Academic Scholarships and District Summer Camp Scholarships.  These camps are week-long, overnight, Christian-based camps where our children engage in worship, small group and large group activities and games. At summer camp, children grow in their faith, learn leadership skills, grow their self-esteem, develop inter-personal skills with peers and adults, make life-long friendships and have fun.
and Two Fishes Soup Kitchen
A group of volunteers provides food, clothing, and fellowship to homeless men and women each week on Thursday night.  We rely on the generous gifts of church members and members of our local community to make a nutritious dinner, as well as a sack lunch for the next day.  We invite you to participate in this ministry, working on meal preparation from 2:00-3:30 pm and meal service from 3:30-4:00 pm (coffee/donuts) and 4:00-5:00 pm (meal). Contact the church for volunteer details.
UMCOR - St. Mark's UMC
UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity. 
Please click this link to make a donation to this important work.
     Church and Society Committee’s  Helping Hands Outreach
Church and Society is proud to announce our UMC Helping Hands Outreach.
 For more information, please contact Brenda Walker, 760.726.0442.
Cable Outreach Foundation
Since June of 2012, The United Methodist Church of Vista has been able to provide grants to 100 charities for a total of more than $1.6 million.  We have been blessed with this opportunity to serve others thanks to the generous gift of approximately $12 million from the George Cable Trust.  After retiring the building mortgage, paying legal fees, establishing a reserve account, providing benevolent gifts to Operation Hope, and scholarships to Africa University, the Cable Foundation was formed to begin a process of evaluating annual grant requests.  A fund of more than $8.5 million is used to provide the source of these grants, which uphold the social principles of the United Methodist Church. We engage in a process of discernment to ensure that grant requests further our vision of “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World”.